|Bruce Feiler: The council of dads - TED.com|
Diagnosed with cancer, Bruce Feiler worried first about his young family. So -- as he shares in this funny, rambling and ultimately thoughtful talk -- he asked his closest friends to become a "council of dads," bringing their own lifetimes of wisdom to advise his twin daughters as they grow.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2010; TED; Talks; cancer; community; culture; storytelling; 2010
|Pete Alcorn on the world in 2200 - TED.com|
In this short, optimistic talk from TED2009, Pete Alcorn shares a vision of the world of two centuries from now -- when declining populations and growing opportunity prove Malthus was wrong.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; community; social change; 2009
|Majora Carter: 3 stories of local eco-entrepreneurship - TED.com|
The future of green is local -- and entrepreneurial. At TEDxMidwest, Majora Carter brings us the stories of three people who are saving their own communities while saving the planet. Call it "hometown security."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxMidwest; TED; Talks; business; community; economics; green; 2010
|Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust - TED.com|
There's been an explosion of collaborative consumption -- web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills. Rachel Botsman explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work: trust, influence, and what she calls "reputation capital."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; collaboration; community; web; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter - TED.com|
Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn't go quite as expected -- but that taught him a big lesson: Don't wait to be a hero.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; community; compassion; culture; 2011
|Daniel Goleman on compassion - TED.com|
Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, asks why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; brain; community; consumerism; psychology; 2007
|Charlie Todd: The shared experience of absurdity - TED.com|
Charlie Todd causes bizarre, hilarious, and unexpected public scenes: Seventy synchronized dancers in storefront windows, "ghostbusters" running through the New York Public Library, and the annual no-pants subway ride. At TEDxBloomington he shows how his group, Improv Everywhere, uses these scenes to bring people together.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBloomington; TED; Talks; comedy; community; culture; entertainment; 2011
|Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice - TED.com|
When film critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer, he lost the ability to eat and speak. But he did not lose his voice. In a moving talk from TED2011, Ebert and his wife, Chaz, with friends Dean Ornish and John Hunter, come together to tell his remarkable story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; arts; community; culture; 2011
|Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals - TED.com|
Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity -- caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; community; morality; science; TEDxPeachtree; 2011
|Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership - TED.com|
We have all changed someone’s life -- usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s liv
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; community; leadership; life; TEDxToronto 2010; 2011
|Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world - TED.com|
Clay Shirky looks at "cognitive surplus" -- the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we're busy editing Wikipedia, posting to Ushahidi (and yes, making LOLcats), we're building a better, more cooperative world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; collaboration; community; culture; technology; wikipedia; TED@Cannes; 2010
|Steven Johnson on the Web as a city - TED.com|
Outside.in's Steven Johnson says the Web is like a city: built by many people, completely controlled by no one, intricately interconnected and yet functioning as many independent parts. While disaster strikes in one place, elsewhere, life goes on.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; cities; communication; community; design; global issues; politics; web; 2003
|Emiliano Salinas: A civil response to violence - TED.com|
In this passionate talk that's already caused a sensation in Mexico, Emiliano Salinas, son of former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, confronts the current climate of violence in Mexico -- or rather, how Mexican society responds to it. He calls on ordinary citizens to move from denial and fear to peaceful, community-based action. This is the first talk posted on TED.com that was delivered in a language other than English...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; community; crime; global issues; peace; social change; tedx; violence; TEDxSanMigueldeAllende; 2010
|Chris Anderson on TED's nonprofit transition - TED.com|
Chris Anderson gave this talk in 2002, prior to taking over leadership of TED. Founder Richard Saul Wurman was leaving, and TED's future was in the balance. He seeks to persuade TEDsters that what was then a for-profit conference had a secure future as an idea-based nonprofit endeavor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; business; community; culture; global issues; philanthropy; philosophy; technology; 2002
|Mena Trott on blogs - TED.com|
The founding mother of the blog revolution, Movable Type's Mena Trott, talks about the early days of blogging, when she realized that giving regular people the power to share our lives online is the key to building a friendlier, more connected world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; blog; business; communication; community; culture; design; entertainment; software; storytelling; 2006
|Jamie Heywood: The big idea my brother inspired - TED.com|
When Jamie Heywood's brother was diagnosed with ALS, he devoted his life to fighting the disease as well. The Heywood brothers built an ingenious website where people share and track data on their illnesses -- and they discovered that the collective data had enormous power to comfort, explain and predict.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; collaboration; community; entrepreneur; health; health care; media; medicine; 2009
|Lee Smolin on science and democracy - TED.com|
Physicist Lee Smolin talks about how the scientific community works: as he puts it, "we fight and argue as hard as we can," but everyone accepts that the next generation of scientists will decide who's right. And, he says, that's how democracy works, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; community; global issues; physics; politics; science; social change; 2003
|Seth Godin on the tribes we lead - TED.com|
Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; book; communication; community; marketing; social media; society; 2009
|Eric Whitacre: Virtual Choir Live - TED.com|
Composer and conductor Eric Whitacre has inspired millions by bringing together "virtual choirs," singers from many countries spliced together on video. Now, for the first time ever, he creates the experience in real time, as 32 singers from around the world Skype in to join an onstage choir (assembled from three local colleges) for an epic performance of Whitacre's "Cloudburst," based on a poem by Octavio Paz.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; collaboration; community; entertainment; live music; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Iain Hutchison: Saving faces - TED.com|
Facial surgeon Iain Hutchison works with people whose faces have been severely disfigured. By pushing to improve surgical techniques, he helps to improve their lives; and by commissioning their portraits, he celebrates their humanity. NOTE: This talk contains images of disfigured and badly injured faces that may be disturbing -- and Hutchison provides thoughtful answers as to why a disfigured face can shock us so deeply...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; arts; community; culture; design; medical research; 2010
|Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy - TED.com|
Local politics -- schools, zoning, council elections -- hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly care.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxToronto 2010; TED; Talks; collaboration; community; culture; education; global issues; politics; 2010
|Katherine Fulton: You are the future of philanthropy - TED.com|
In this uplifting talk, Katherine Fulton sketches the new future of philanthropy -- one where collaboration and innovation allow regular people to do big things, even when money is scarce. Giving five practical examples of crowd-driven philanthropy, she calls for a new generation of citizen leaders.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; activism; bottom-up; community; global issues; philanthropy; potential; 2007
|Philip Rosedale on Second Life - TED.com|
Why build a virtual world? Philip Rosedale talks about the virtual society he founded, Second Life, and its underpinnings in human creativity. It's a place so different that anything could happen.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Serious Play 2008; TED; Talks; cities; communication; community; computers; entertainment; entrepreneur; life; technology; 2008
|Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration - TED.com|
Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; business; collaboration; communication; community; cooperation; culture; global issues; humanity; wikipedia; 2005
|Mother and daughter doctor-heroes: Hawa Abdi + Deqo Mohamed - TED.com|
They've been called the "saints of Somalia." Doctor Hawa Abdi and her daughter Deqo Mohamed discuss their medical clinic in Somalia, where -- in the face of civil war and open oppression of women -- they've built a hospital, a school and a community of peace.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; community; global issues; health; medicine; politics; science; women; TEDWomen; 2010
|Mitchell Besser: Mothers helping mothers fight HIV - TED.com|
In sub-Saharan Africa, HIV infections are more prevalent and doctors scarcer than anywhere else in the world. With a lack of medical professionals, Mitchell Besser enlisted the help of his patients to create mothers2mothers -- an extraordinary network of HIV-positive women whose support for each other is changing and saving liv
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; community; health; health care; women; 2010
|JR: One year of turning the world inside out - TED.com|
Street artist JR made a wish in 2011: Join me in a worldwide photo project to show the world its true face. Now, a year after his TED Prize wish, he shows how giant posters of human faces, pasted in public, are connecting communities, making change, and turning the world inside out. You can join in at insideoutproject.net
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; arts; community; photography; TED2012; 2012
|Ellen Jorgensen: Biohacking -- you can do it, too - TED.com|
We have personal computing, why not personal biotech? That’s the question biologist Ellen Jorgensen and her colleagues asked themselves before opening Genspace, a nonprofit DIYbio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology. Far from being a sinister Frankenstein's lab (as some imagined it), Genspace offers a long list of fun, creative and practical uses for DIYbio.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; biotech; community; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes - TED.com|
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; botany; community; food; green; sustainability; TEDSalon London Spring 2012; 2012
|Candy Chang: Before I die I want to... - TED.com|
In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors' answers -- surprising, poignant, funny -- became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What's your answer?)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Fellows; arts; cities; community; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Emiliano Salinas: A civil response to violence - TED.com|
In this passionate talk from TEDxSanMigueldeAllende that's already caused a sensation in Mexico, Emiliano Salinas, son of former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, confronts the current climate of violence in Mexico -- or rather, how Mexican society responds to it. He calls on ordinary citizens to move from denial and fear to peaceful, community-based action. This is the first talk posted on TED.com that was delivered in a language other than English...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxSanMigueldeAllende; TED; Talks; community; crime; global issues; peace; social change; tedx; violence; 2011
|Michael Norton: How to buy happiness - TED.com|
At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness -- when you don't spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; community; money; philanthropy; psychology; shopping; TEDxCambridge; 2011
|Ze Frank: Are you human? - TED.com|
Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this. Please relax and follow the prompts. Let's begin …
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; comedy; community; entertainment; humanity; humor; performance; TED2014; 2014
|Edi Rama: Take back your city with paint - TED.com|
Make a city beautiful, curb corruption. Edi Rama took this deceptively simple path as mayor of Tirana, Albania, where he instilled pride in his citizens by transforming public spaces with colorful designs. With projects that put the people first, Rama decreased crime -- and showed his citizens they could have faith in their leaders. (Filmed at TEDxThessaloniki.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; cities; community; global issues; government; politics; urban planning; TEDxThessaloniki; 2012
|Ze Frank's nerdcore comedy - TED.com|
Performer and web toymaker Ze Frank delivers a hilarious nerdcore standup routine, then tells us what he's seriously passionate about: helping people create and interact using simple, addictive web tools.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; arts; collaboration; comedy; community; culture; dance; demo; entertainment; software; web; 2004
|Lakshmi Pratury on letter-writing - TED.com|
Lakshmi Pratury remembers the lost art of letter-writing and shares a series of notes her father wrote to her before he died. Her short but heartfelt talk may inspire you to set pen to paper, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; communication; community; parenting; relationships; short talk; writing; 2007